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Featuring 100 photographs of Frank Sinatra working with orchestras and arrangers, listening to playbacks, and, of course, singing, this book tells the whole story of how he created the Sinatra sound and translated the most intense personal emotions into richly worked-out songs of unrivalled expressiveness. One of the thrills of listening to Sinatra is wondering how he did it--and this book explains it all, bringing the dedicated fan and the casual music lover alike into the recording studio to witness the fascinating working methods he introduced and mastered in his quest for recorded perfection. Revealed is how, in addition to introducing and perfecting a unique vocal style, Sinatra was also his own in-studio producer--personally supervising every aspect of his recordings, from choosing the songs and arrangers to making minute adjustments in microphone placement.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781556525094
ISBN-10: 1556525095
Format: Paperback
(254mm x 177mm x 19mm)
Pages: 256
Imprint: A Cappella Books
Publisher: A Cappella Books
Publish Date: 1-Oct-2003
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Charles L. Granata

Charles L. Granata is a leading expert on Sinatra, acts as the project director and producer for all of his Columbia recordings, and has completed hundreds of interviews with people who worked with Sinatra on his records. He is the author of "Wouldn t It Be Nice: Brian Wilson and the Making of the Beach Boys " Pet Sounds. He lives in Livingston, New Jersey."

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